Quick College

EXCITING UPCOMING EVENTS AND COURSES at Quick College, Round Lake Hall


Quick College Singers on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 28th, through June 20th at Round Lake Hall

Join us as we learn a variety of songs by rote or by note from different genres. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR: Lori K. E. Koop, a professional singer, musician, and teacher, living in Quick and instructing in Smithers and the Bulkley Valley.

LOCATION: Beautiful and historic Round Lake Hall

COURSE DATES AND COST: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May 28th through June 20th, 7 to 9 p.m. Performance will be during the evening program of the annual Summer Solstice Paddle and Potluck at Round Lake Hall (June 23rd).

Cost for eight sessions and the performance is $110 for adults and their children 12+ years of age; children less than 12 years of age are free. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

Register by May 20th to avoid course cancellation: By email to Quick College: quickcollege@roundlakebc.com OR by phone:  Sue at 250-917-9390 or Lori at 250-846-5576
Link to Lori’s biography:  Lori Koop Biography

PAYMENT:  By e-transfer to Lori Koop ( her email is: legacymusicstudio71@gmail.com ) or by snail mail to: Lori Koop, 24227 Walcott Road, Telkwa, BC  V0J 2X2.


NEWS and REPORTS ABOUT WORKSHOPS AND COURSES:

A Mountain Blue Bird Information and House Construction Workshop was held at Round Lake Hall on Saturday, March 16th.

More than forty adults and children attended the event, sponsored by Chickadee Acres Bed and Breakfast and Eskerhazy Farm. Participants saw photos of habitat, enemies of mountain bluebirds and tree swallows, saw photos of the babies at different stages of development, where to place boxes in ideal habitat, and many more things. The participants then moved to the porch of the hall, for assembly of birdhouses to take home. For more information and photos of the event, click: Bluebird Workshop report (CG)

Thank you to Curt Gesch for organizing and publicizing, Mr. and Mrs. Franken for cutting out the tops, bottoms, sides, fronts, and backs of 25 bluebird houses and predrilling holes, and for presenting very complete information about mountain bluebirds.

Thanks to Judy and Cor VanderMeulen and Rayner Oosterhoff for helping to get the sound and projector going, setting up and cleaning up, and to Smithers Lumber Yard for donating plywood.

Willow Basket Weaving at Round Lake Hall on Saturday, March 3rd, 2019 was over-subscribed and so an additional course is happening on March 31st to address the overflow. Participants made a medium sized round bottom basket to take home at the end of the day. Thanks to Anneh Kessels for sharing her weaving knowledge at Round Lake Hall!

Living with the Land – Presentation and Discussion was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Round Lake Hall. Curt Gesch, publisher of our local monthly “Just Farmers” newsletter, and Anna Gauthier presented materials provided by Don and Marie Ruzicka of Killam, Alberta, and facilitated discussions about potential applications in the Bulkley Valley. Curt provides extensive information about farming and gardening as well as notification of events such as this one in his newsletter called “Just Farmers”. If you wish to receive this newsletter, send Curt an email: mailto:curtgesch63@gmail.com

Thanks to Curt, Anna, and Rayner (sound and presentation technician) for a successful event, attended by 31 enthusiastic people!!!  And thank you to Don and Marie Ruzicka for sharing their experiences and knowledge with Bulkley Valley farmers and gardeners!

Backyard Fruit Growing Workshop with Dave Rempel, Prince George Master Gardener was held on Thursday, February 14th, 10 a.m. to noon at Round Lake Hall, and broke all Quick College attendance records! 61 people learned about northern fruit establishment and culture. Children attended with their parents, and even helped with the event – one had great fun delivering carnations to each female participant!

Enormous thank you’s to Dave Rempel for travelling to Quick and delivering expert information that many are obviously hungry for, and to Curt Gesch for organizing the event!!! Curt also publishes a newsletter called “Just Farmers” and distributes it by email to interested gardeners and farmers. He will include information about topics covered in workshops in his newsletter. To receive a copy, please email: mailto:curtgesch63@gmail.com


AND we are fortunate to have a continuing activity since 2018!

Tuesday Night Drop-in Darts 2018-2019

Drop-in darts will be starting Tuesday Oct 9th 7:30pm at Round Lake Hall, continuing until the end of April.

Cost for the evening is $2.00.

This is a fun night of darts for beginners to pros. Darts will be available for those who don’t own their own.

There is no need to register – this is not a league – just drop in Tuesday nights before 7:30 whenever you can make it.

Coffee/tea is available – snacks to share with the group are appreciated.

Please bring indoor footwear to wear in the hall.

For more info contact John: (250) 877-9403

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QUICK COLLEGE BACKGROUND

Quick’s rich history of community events and the amazing collage of residents reaches back to the 1920’s. An enormous bank of knowledge and skills has accumulated in our local area. The recently formed Quick College provides opportunities to share those skills.  This can take the form of a club, workshop, retreat, field trip or an activity yet to be imagined.  Quick College Coordinator Sue McDiarmid is at the ready to support facilitators/instructors to design, publicize and deliver as needed.  Upcoming Quick College events are communicated via email notices, posters, and on the Round Lake Community Association website Quick College page. Reports about events that have occurred are also published on this page periodically.

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions about the college programs, please contact Quick College Coordinator by email at: quickcollege@roundlakebc.com